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Corruption and hierarchy: a replication of studies 1c and 6 of Fath & Kay 2018

Corruption and hierarchy: a replication of studies 1c and 6 of Fath & Kay 2018

Evans, Thomas ORCID: 0000-0002-6670-0718 , Kviatkovskyte, Renata, O'Regan, Susannah, Adolph, Shernay, Tasnim, Nishat, Nkagbu Chukwudi, Floriana, Wildova, Tereza and Krzan, Maja (2024) Corruption and hierarchy: a replication of studies 1c and 6 of Fath & Kay 2018. The Journal of General Psychology. ISSN 0022-1309 (Print), 1940-0888 (Online) (In Press)

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Abstract

Corruption represents a complex problem firmly embedded within our societal structures, governments, and organisations. The current study aimed to build a clearer consensus on the extent to which perceptions of organisational corruption are associated with organisational hierarchy. Two high-powered close replications of studies 1c and 6 by Fath and Kay (2018) provide further evidence for the claim that taller organisational structures are associated with greater perceived potential for corruption, and that these perceptions may compromise subsequent trust-related behaviour. Our results reinforce the importance of organisational design and aim to inspire future works to consider the ways in which researchers and organisations can minimise corruption. Preregistration, data and materials can be found on the OSF: https://osf.io/zb5j2.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: corruption; organisational structure; hierarchy; organisational design; replication
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Human Sciences (HUM)
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Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 09:51
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/45712

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